Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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2002 Buick Century engine problems

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2002 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 222005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact stated after accelerating to pass another vehicle the cruise control would not deactivate. She tried with the brake pedal and the off switch for the cruise control it did not work. The vehicle stopped and he had to stand on the brakes. Once the vehicle stopped the rpms increased. She took the vehicle home and could feel something in the transmission. There was metal on the oil dipstick. The vehicle has not been to a mechanic for inspection and no repairs have been made. The consumer stated she was able to pull off to the shoulder. Updated 01/11/05.

- East Wenatchee, WA, USA

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